This is a nice, though stereotypical alchemical process. I have seen loads and loads of variants on this and even though I dislike many of the names herein (Dracorex steel, tincture of Moly, etc) I do think the attention and detail in this post warrants a 4.5.
What is fabulous about your works is that it is so very THOROUGH. Much of your stuff can be grabbed by a GM and inserted right into his/hers setting. I think many appreciate that. Go to Comment
Very good. The GM can think up of the exact mechanics, but in general the mages get their asses handed to them. Normally in D&D, wizards and sorcerors dominate the battelfields at higher levels, making noble paladins and valorous fighters just meatshields. This can rectify thst. If instead the secret is not of the Alchemists' Guild but an ancient shamanic ritual, then it is just right for my 'Wild West'-barbarians versus the Imperial Magocracy. Go to Comment
A criminal mentioning a Cambor Vacation is saying that he is planning on hiding out for a while. This does not mean said fugitive is actually going to Cambor, though there is a good deal of protection to be found there. Alternately, a Cambor vacation can refer to time spent in a city gaol. Go to Comment
A laughable collection of metal and wooden scraps worked into a suit of ungainly and ugly armor. Named for the volunteer militia of Cambor who use wooden planks for breastplates and will tie metal pieces and such to their bodies as armor. Can and often is applied to anyone who uses a mish-mash of armors, or has armor in poor repair as an insult. Go to Comment
A style of visual arts that uses a large number of small colored tiles, stones, or other medium for creating larger, often impressionistic works of art. Similar to mosaics, but the pieces of tile or other media are often hand sized or larger. Also interchangeable with patchwork when referring to cloth. Go to Comment
Alcoholic spirits distilled in wash pots and basins, similar to prohibition era bathtub gin. This crude alcohol has a very high content, and excessive drinking of it can have severe consequences including sterility, madness, blindness, and poisoning. Some claim that cutting it with water reduces these risks, but in truth they come not from the alcohol, but from the materials used in the distillation. Go to Comment
Cambor wolf - starved dog, mangy, very thin
Cambor eagle - a vulture
Cambor Dance - knife fight
Cambor Rich - possessing nothing other than a pouch of tobacco
Cambor's Girl - prostitute known to be diseased Go to Comment
Ursula is a were-bear; she and Stewart, the bailiff of a rural feudal estate, are lovers, sharing all their secrets as lovers often do. Recently something has been taking livestock. *He* must deal with suspicions that a bear is involved (one has been seen nearby...): *she* must defend herself if it is revealed (perhaps by a jealous suitor, perhaps accidentally) that she is a lycanthrope. The adventurers might be called in to track the hungry beast(s) and discover her secret, but be able to reveal that the culprits are a small pack of wolves that has moved in to the area. The adventurers might earn the gratitude of both Ursula and Stewart, depending on what they reveal, and to whom.